This book opens with the line “When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart! “. This line gives you a feel of what to expect in the pages ahead. In the story we are taken on an exciting journey throughout a museum of art by a girl full of energy and emotion.Throughout the pages our young guide twirls and whirls from various work of arts and shares what feelings they invoke within her. Emotions such as curiosity, joy, elation, and hunger! As well, as actions such as making silly faces, giggle fits, standing up on her tippy toes to name a few. Ultimately as the book comes to a close as our guide discovers a blank canvas and is inspired and energized by all that she saw and felt as to create her own masterpiece.I was very excited to read this book to my 4 1/2 year old daughter whom has a love for creating, drawing. This book has opened the door to inner thoughts, emotions, and expression toward all kinds of art work within her. I’ve found her flipping through the pages a few times since getting this book as she’s also asked me to read “the art” book on numerous occasions.
The words and writing in “The Museum” flows well and is written in a rhythm that’s easy to read. I also found the artwork illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds to fit the story perfectly and grasp and tug at the readers thoughts and emotions quite well. I am very impressed with this title and am looking forward to whatever new titles Susan opts to put out in the future.
This book is recommend for children ages 3 years old and up. The book is hardcover and there are 32 pages. This would be a wonderful title to present to a child that loves to create. I also would recommend it if you are planning a trip to your local art museum to ready them for things they might see.
You can pre-order The Museum at Abrams Books for 16.95 or on Amazon.com right now for $11.53.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Abrams Appleseed in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.